MANY, MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL who participated in my FIRST-EVER raffle contest at www.bituina.com. I am so excited to send the prize (see the photo on the left) to the raffle winner, and to announce this on my birthday, too! This is my way of saying THANK YOU to the growing number of people (909 and counting as of today!) who follow my blog, and most of all, my gratitude to YHVH, our Creator Who blessed me with life, and by His grace and love makes me desire to be a blessing to others as well. Continue reading
Let me get this off my chest first: I didn’t like H.E. President Noynoy Aquino’s intro of “blaming the past admin.” Which set the mood for trying to get all the credit for projects that, upon closer look, past administrations actually began. Seriously, someone should change his script to something more unifying, and forward-looking. Continue reading
When it comes to beauty products, I don’t normally use them. I am a “wash and go” kind of girl. But when I do need to put some makeup on, my kit consists of Nivea lip balm, Lipstick by Fanny Serrano, liquid foundation, some baby powder, and eyeliner pencil. I don’t know how to use blush or eyeshadow, so I never dared to buy those. I admire my friends who are able to use makeup well, and some of them have even elevated it to an art form. I know I should probably try to learn about it too… but my husband tells me he loves me sans makeup (maybe because I don’t know how to put it on, haha!), and appreciates how I can be ready to go out with him in a jiffy. Continue reading
I love to travel, and I like going out. One of the things hubby and I decided early on in our marriage is to travel a lot, whenever we can. Because making memories for our kids ranks among the best gifts we could ever give them. And we’re living proof that you don’t have to break the bank just to go to places you want to see: all it takes is prayer, faith and maintaining a positive attitude no matter what: setbacks are usually just steps back to a better path to your original destination. Continue reading
I do! So I’ve created this section of my blog to giving away art, articles or whatever it is I am able to create or find, and share them with you, dear readers. I’ve already started with this post: Surreal, and I’ll be uploading more soon. Have a wonderful week ahead!
Today is Shavuot for Israel, and Pentecost for followers of Yeshua. I don’t know when was the last time our calendars coincided, but to be celebrating on the same day this year, is something that really excites me. And it’s not about the abundance of cheese either (my family and I love cheese — all kinds of it, especially cheesecake!).
Today is important, because it was the day YHVH gave the Ten Commandments to the people of Israel. Many centuries later, He still affirms this and declared: “This is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says YHVH. “I will put My instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people” (Jeremiah 31:33).
It’s no secret to my family and friends — poems written in 5-7-5 syllable patterns are among my all-time favorites.
I have loved haiku
Since I was seven years old
And now I know why. Continue reading